Iowa Lawmakers Introduce Legislative Proposals to Raise THC Cap on Medical Cannabis
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Iowa Lawmakers Introduce Legislative Proposals to Raise THC Cap on Medical Cannabis

One bill would replace the state’s current 3% THC limit with a maximum of 25 grams of THC over a 90-day period, while another would set a limit of 4.5 grams for 90 days.

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February 12, 2020

Iowa lawmakers have introduced two legislative proposals to raise the state’s 3% THC limit for medical cannabis products.

A bill in the House, House Study Bill 653, would replace the current cap with a limit of 4.5 grams of THC over a 90-day period, according to The Gazette. The House Public Safety Committee approved that legislation Feb. 11, the news outlet reported.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Brad Zuan (R-Urbandale) has proposed a bill in that chamber that would impose a limit of 25 grams of THC every 90 days, although that legislation, Senate Study Bill 3136, may face opposition from Gov. Kim Reynolds, The Gazette reported.

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The legislature passed similar legislation last year that would have replaced the state’s current 3% THC limit with a rule that patients could purchase up to 25 grams of THC every 90 days, but the bill conflicted with recommendations from the Iowa Cannabidiol Advisory Board, and Reynolds ultimately vetoed it.

“We know that 25 is too high,” Jarad Klein (R-Keota), chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, told The Gazette. “We know that 4.5 may be too low for some people, so we’re going to see if there is a middle ground to be found.”

Klein will seek recommendations from the Cannabidiol Advisory Board, which is scheduled to meet Feb. 14, according to the news outlet.